November 14, 2013 - Imagine being marked for death because you are an elderly woman with red, swollen eyes. Or if you were born with the genetic condition called albinism in which your skin and hair lack pigment. In either case, if you lived in some areas of Tanzania, your life would be in danger. Read more.
November 3 is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Join Christian Aid Mission staff and believers across the globe as we intercede for those who risk all to proclaim the good news of the Savior. Read more.
August 22, 2013 - Mounting violence directed at Egypt’s Christian minority hit close to home last week when a ministry assisted by Christian Aid Mission joined the list of dozens of evangelical and Coptic institutions whose property was destroyed by angry mobs of political protestors. Read more.
August 16, 2013 - A ministry partner in Egypt contacted Christian Aid this week, describing the situation in the streets as “really dangerous and urgent.” Read more.
July 18, 2013 - Rebounding from the atrocities of civil war, Sierra Leone believers are seeking a new era of peace and spiritual revival. Their efforts have been richly rewarded. Read more.
June 26, 2013 - When Gary Darcus boarded a plane bound for Kenya in 2003, the phrase “seasoned traveler” was not a part of his everyday vocabulary. The 48-year-old had left a successful career in restaurant management to accept a position with an organization supporting native missions. Flying by himself to Africa required an extra measure of faith for someone who had never ventured outside of North America. Read more.
June 06, 2013 -Kenya´s infamous rainy season, striking annually between March and May, has been especially devastating this year. The relentless downpours have taken the lives of nearly 100 people and forced tens of thousands from their homes. Read more.
May 08, 2013 - The sounds of firing guns and the accompanying shouts and screams have become commonplace background noise for the Christian Aid-supported ministry leader and his wife. Read more.
April 19, 2013 - Terrorists set fire Friday to the homes/mission bases of three missionary families working with Christian Aid-supported Missionary Crusaders Ministries in Nigeria. Ministry leader, Gabriel Barau, sent this urgent report.Read more.
April 03, 2013 - In a recent report to Christian Aid Mission, Gabriel Barau, ministry leader of Missionary Crusaders Ministries in Nigeria, reports: “About five days ago, very close to one of our fields, 30 gun men walked into the town, destroyed the police station, released more than 100 prisoners, and killed 64 persons instantly. That is the tension we have in the northeast every day. We sincerely need your prayers to raise the funds needed to move our headquarters office to a safe location.”Read more.
March 18, 2013 - Terrified citizens of Mali grimly look to the mountainous North, where thousands of Al-Qaeda terrorists remain, determined to outlast the French and Chadian soldiers who expelled them from several main cities. For years, these mountains have acted as a secluded training ground for Muslim extremists, armed with weaponry provided by the former Libyan leader, Muammar al-Qaddafi.
February 26, 2013 - Locked in the bondage of Islam and idol worship, the spiritually impoverished people of Guinea-Conakry are beginning to awaken to the hope found in Christ. When three students attended a gospel conference held by a Christian Aid-supported ministry in neighboring Senegal, they brought this hope back to their people with astounding results.
January 10, 2013 - Once again Boko Haram has targeted Yola, Nigeria, headquarters of an indigenous ministry helped by Christian Aid since 1986. Multiple attacks killed 20+ last year. Just last week four more were killed, including a grandmother and grandchild burned to death in their home.
The constitution of every North African country mandates Islam as its religion and Arabic as the official language. Conversion is forbidden. Schools are Islamic. Believers are in real danger. Yet each one is quietly and faithfully going “about their Father’s business,” bringing people to Christ and discipling them. Read more.
The 1.5 million Tuaregs speak various, but mutually comprehensible, dialects of Tamasheq and live mostly in Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Algeria and Libya. Read more.
Sub-Saharan Africa is more affected by AIDS than any other region in the world: only 12 percent of the world’s population, yet more than 60 percent of the world’s AIDS-infected population. Average life expectancy is 47 years. 12 million children in sub-Saharan Africa have been orphaned by AIDS. Many of them are born with AIDS. African economies, already weak and unstable, worsen as the majority of those infected with AIDS are in the prime of their working lives, yet unable to be productive. Read more.
Though one of few Burkinabé born into a Christian family, it was when he was 12 years old that Maurice Sawadogo heard these words of Jesus for the first time at his church’s summer camp. He immediately accepted Christ, and on returning home, called his neighbors together to hear the gospel. This first of hundreds of evangelistic meetings bore much fruit, including the formation of a preaching and worship team that ministered throughout the nation for many years. Read more.
SOME Christians in Africa have a reputation of being on fire for the Lord, but indigenous ministries helped by Christian Aid are looking for more than short-lasting emotions and enthusiasm. They are committed to making disciples who make disciples, who make disciples. This is the key to spiritual work that lasts. Read more.
"The eyes of the world are on Africa: unimaginable poverty, starving children, war victims, drought, famine, AIDS, malaria. The list is seemingly endless; the pictures heartbreaking. We know that the gospel of Christ is the only answer, and supporting native missionaries is the way to provide true and lasting help in Jesus’ name. I am committed to finding, verifying, and making known the men to whom the Lord has entrusted His work of bringing light into the darkness." Read more.
I just returned from five months in Africa. I spent one month visiting underground indigenous missionaries in three nations closed to the gospel. In one place, I met with 11 women who have been beaten and thrust out of their homes because they are believers. They live with their children in a small house provided by missionaries supported for many years by Christian Aid. There they are protected from persecution and spend time working the garden that provides their food, and studying the Bible, usually through tapes, because most are illiterate. I am honored at the trust they showed me and privileged to know these suffering servants ready to give up everything for the Lord. Read more.
In 2000 MCM purchased 12 acres of land in a strategic Muslim city to serve as mission headquarters. Gabriel began construction of a school of missions and discipleship—a place for new Christians to develop their faith and seasoned ones to learn the skills needed to bring light to a very dark region. The school cost more than Gabriel had at the time it was started. But his faith drove him forward. The school’s concrete foundation was poured…and then remained vacant until resources were obtained. Read more.
Throughout my travels in Africa I have been continually bombarded with the notion that the spiritual and economic degradation in African nations would cease if only their governments were not as corrupt. Yet every spiritually educated African believer is aware that satanic bondage, manifested as witchcraft and false religions, is what truly represses the continent. In contrast, the selfless love of Christ, embodied in African Christians, can transform nations and people. Those who have been set free through the power of Christ want to take the gospel to those in spiritual darkness, but lack the financial resources and proper training to do so. Read more.
I could feel the darkness and death in the air as we entered the Burundi prison yard. I knew the strength of the enemy was being held back by the power of Christ. Locked in behind massive 20-foot high walls, more than 500 ragged prisoners stared as armed guards forged a way through. They looked tough and foreboding, but as I smiled and waved, many dropped their masks and smiled back. As we continued past another walled area toward the heart of the compound, I was met with singing. Three dancers—poorly, but ceremonially dressed—led me into the center of a circle of more than 1,000 men, women and children who had gathered to see the woman who dared to enter this frightful place. Read more.
Wandering the vast deserts and savannahs of West and Central Africa, the unreached Fulani is the largest nomadic tribe in the world. "Converted" through Jihad in the 13th century, they are known as missionaries of Sunni Islam. Read more.